• Claudia.Cahalane | 22 Jan 2019
    At AbilityNet’s accessible technology event TechShare Pro 2018 on 30 November 2018, delegates heard how the theatre industry is working to create shows that can be more fully enjoyed by those with hearing or sight loss.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 14 Jan 2019
    It’s 25 years since the first audio described programme arrived on UK TV, believed to be Coronation Street. Last year more than 150,000 hours of television were broadcast with audio description in the UK - a big win for those who are blind or have sight loss. In addition, 2018 also saw the first...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 27 Dec 2018
    Last month, AbilityNet hosted the sold out TechShare Pro event in Canary Wharf, sponsored by Google. We learned more about some much-awaited and innovative accessible tech. In no particular order, here's 14 fabulous assistive and accessible ideas to watch in 2019.1 Talking Birds Difference Engine
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 06 Dec 2018
    From Apple's 3,500 hours creating an algorithm for calories burned by wheelchair users for the Apple Watch 3.0, to an update on Live Captioning on Google Hangouts and the pain of audio decribing Channel 4's Goggle Box, here's the most fascinating stuff we learned at the UK's fast growing accessible...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 29 Nov 2018
    Thanks to an Indiegogo crowdfund, the WeWALK smart cane designed for blind and visually impaired people is now in production. So far 1,500 customers in the UK, US and Turkey have ordered the invention. As one of the innovations taking part in AbilityNet's sold out TechShare Pro event in London...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 28 Nov 2018
    Ahead of the Accessibility Champions professional practice workshop at TechShare Pro, London, Emma Pratt-Richens, senior accessibility specialist at the BBC talks to AbilityNet about how the BBC is growing its network of accessibility champions.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 05 Oct 2018
    AbilityNet’s accessibility and disability consultant Raphael Clegg-Vinell challenged delegates at the London Chapter of World Interaction Design Day last month to think about inclusive design differently.
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 01 Oct 2018
    From moving modules online, to offering pre-term familiarisation stays with students on the autism spectrum, to enabling students with anxiety to do recorded presentations, Ian Carter, a student services manager at Brighton Unversity shares his knowledge and experience on what makes an inclusive...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 23 Aug 2018
    Every year AbilityNet gives a Tech4Good Special Award to someone truly inspirational who captures the spirit of Tech4Good. This year, the award has been given to social media phenomenon 17-year-old Lewis Hine from Portsmouth. Three years ago he set up Friend Finder Official to help reduce isolation...
  • Claudia.Cahalane | 03 Aug 2018
    An award-winning app that is transforming the lives of blind and visually impaired people across the planet is set to boost customer services in the public and private sector. Be My Eyes is used by almost 100,000 blind people in 150 countries around the world – connecting them with a network of 1.5...